INNOVATION IN OIL AND GAS
Wink Companies, LLC
Ergon Propylene De-Asphalting Unit
To design a ROSE unit based on Kellogg Brown and Root’s process design
package and preliminary plot plan, the Wink team utilized AutoPLANT for
process, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, civil, and structural
engineering. Deliverables also included P&IDs, isometrics, orthographic
drawings, foundation and paving drawings, structural steel drawings,
instrument drawings, and electrical drawings.
Because the $80 million project in Vicksburg, Miss., was fast-tracked, it
necessitated constant communications among engineering disciplines, the
client, and third-party contractors. AutoPLANT allowed team members to
collaborate on design, create an integrated model, visualize and fix problems,
and view work status in real time.
Y&V Ingeniería y Construcción C.A.
MTBE Plant Conversion
The Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether plant located in Jose, Venezuela, was converted
to an iso-octane plant in response to environmental and health concerns.
Y&V Ingeniería y Construcción executed the complex design, which converted
the existing etherification section into a dimerization unit, and added a new
hydrogenation unit and debutanizer column. This work was executed with the
plant in operation.
AutoPLANT created 3D models, produced orthographic and isometric drawings,
and generated materials reports. The design team used an integrated 3D
model to execute more than 600 lines of P&ID and 60 pieces of equipment
in a confined area—including the 142-foot-high debutanizer column. The 3D
model also supported construction activities; generated as-built drawings; and
supported lifecycle design, maintenance, and retrofitting.